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SubjectRe: [PATCH 7/11] i386: Kallsyms generate relocatable symbols
Haavard Skinnemoen wrote:
> On Mon, 23 Oct 2006 15:37:48 -0400
> Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@in.ibm.com> wrote:
>
>> Add the _text symbol definitions to the architectures which don't
>> define it otherwise linker will fail.
>
> I get lots of this when building latest -mm for avr32:
>
> .tmp_kallsyms2.S:643: Warning: right operand is a bignum; integer 0
> assumed
>
> Reverting this patch makes the warnings go away. I think it's
> because on avr32, .init is the first section, not .text, so many of the
> offsets become negative and kallsyms doesn't seem to handle this very
> well. Here's a few lines from .tmp_kallsyms2.S:
>
> kallsyms_addresses:
> PTR _text + 0xffffffffffff4000
> PTR _text + 0xffffffffffff4000
>
> Any idea how to fix this? Could we introduce a new symbol that always
> marks the start of the image perhaps?
>

Maybe we should generate it as a signed value (-0x8000) instead of an
unsigned value.

-hpa
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